On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


PlaneTenerife Airport Disaster

583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport in Spain
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Wreckage from the two 747 jets after they collided in Tenerife Airport
Wreckage from the two 747 jets after they collided in Tenerife Airport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American tennis star Chris Evert wins her 4th and final WTA Tour Championship 2–6, 6–1, 6–1 against England's Sue Barker at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom van der Leegte, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Bergeijk, Netherlands
  • Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver, born in Brasilia, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • A. P. Hamann, American politician and city manager of San Jose, California, dies in the Tenerife airport disaster at 67
  • Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
  • Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
  • Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer, dies at 89